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What is platelet rich plasma facial (PRP)?

PRP or Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy has the incredibly powerful benefits in and speeding up the body’s natural healing process. Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) originated in treating injuries but it also has incredible anti-aging properties. The most common uses, if PRP for face and PRP for hands and PRP for hair restoration.

HOW DOES PRP WORK?

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries. PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual. To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is used to treat many conditions including joint issues, hair restoration and skin rejuvenation.

PRP FOR FACE

PRP for face is a facial that involves topical application of the PRP combined with aeration of the skin with Microneedling or fractionated laser. The platelet-derived growth factors stimulate a healing response that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the skin’s tone and texture. This is commonly known as the vampire facial.

Benefits of PRP for Face:

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

  • Improves skin’s texture and tone

  • Naturally increases collagen production

  • Pore refinement

  • Creates a natural glow

  • Reduces acne scars

  • Naturally improves all aspects of skin health

PRP HAIR RESTORATION

PRP Hair Restoration is a non-surgical solution for hair loss in both men and women. Platelet Rich Plasma contains growth factors that naturally stimulate the development of new hair follicles while improving the health of existing hair follicles.

Our blood is made of two main components, red blood cells, and plasma. The plasma contains white blood cells and platelets, which are rich in growth factors.

Growth factors, in a sense, play the role of messengers, signaling skin cells to function. These growth factors can help stimulate the activity of the hair follicles and promote new hair growth.

  • IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
    There is some downtime depending on how deep you go which can be anywhere from 3 days to a week or two. Usually most people are red for the first few days and then their skin starts to peel in the coming week and then they're healed within a week or two. Sun and heat exposure as well as rubbing the skin are to be avoided otherwise there is no downtime involved with day to day activity/life.
  • HOW MANY SESSIONS DO YOU NEED TO BE EFFECTIVE?
    Depends on the patient, usually just one to be effective for improving skin tone and tightening pores but more than one is needed for maintenance and if it's for someone with bad acne you may need 3 or more treatments.
  • DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
    It does not hurt, there is a tingling and warm heat like sensation involved that goes away in minutes.
  • WHO WOULD NEED THIS? (ANOTHER WAY TO THINK OF IT: WHAT PROBLEMS ARE THEY SUFFERING WITH? WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS TREATMENT OVER ANOTHER?)
    Anyone who is looking to improve their overall skin tone, tighten pores and improve acne. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a cost affective way to improve their skin.
  • HOW DOES IT WORK? WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE LOOK LIKE?
    A peel uses a solution, there are many different brands that basically are used to apply to the skin so that it removes the top layer of the skin in order to produce brighter skin, improve fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne and tighten pores. It is applied to the skin using a medical grade cloth in one or more steps till the desired effect is obtained which depends on the person's skin and what you're treating in order to go through the different layers of the skin.
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